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Tropic King - Funkwerks

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very good

213 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 32
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 11-19-2011)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-29-2013 03:20:08 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of BeerWizard


4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When I first opened this I smelled it from the bottle and it smelled like straight up leather and wood. That (fortunately) mellows a bit when you pour it, and it poured a very hazy, almost brownish-yellow, with a big white head. The head dissapates and the aroma is fruit, mineral, malt, and some soury-tartness (no leather or wood). The flavor is super-fruity, tart, sweet, and citrus - love it. No lack of flavor, and a nice, warm finish. The high carbonation adds a nice element to the mouthfeel. It's like a party in my mouth! Ha ha. Seriously though, this beer is awesome. I was a little cautious to try it because, eh, could be a gamble with the large format bottle if you don't like it, but c'mon! Imperial saison? Of course it's good! I'm a fan, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:20:11 | More by BeerWizard
Photo of denver10


4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I could have sworn I wrote a review for this a long time ago, but apparently not. So here we go.

Pours a hazy orange gold with a huge creamy white head. Aroma offers some spices and mild banana, ginger, peach and passion fruit, and some sourdough bread. Flavor offers some ginger and spices, citric fruits and some melon, and a dry peppery and hoppy finish. It drinks thin and crisp, but mouthfeel is actually more medium bodied. Overall, a great beer by a great brewery. Funkwerks really needs to start offering this and their saison in four packs so I could buy more of their stuff. As is, I just can not afford to buy their bombers as frequently as I wish i could.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 01:18:00 | More by denver10
Photo of Justin_Neff


4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing from notes taken on 3/29/13.

Poured from a bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy burnt orange color. Leaves a great lacing with solid retention. Head is bright white and very fizzy. This one has high carbonation for sure.

S: Waft is black peppery spice. Yeasty belgian esters shine, backed with notes of guava, mango, papaya, pineapple, and banana. This one smells fantastic.

T: The yeast is predominant in the initial sip. The peppery spice takes from throughout the middle of the drink, and the fruity juices finish out with some funk and earthiness.

M: Medium body. High carbonation, but it's not as high as the initial pour led me to believe. Dry, but oddly still somewhat creamy.

O: A very nice beer. The smell and taste of this guy is so complex that it truly shocked me. Every sip something different shined through and took center stage. I'd love to get my hands on another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 14:29:00 | More by Justin_Neff
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-09-2013 04:19:15 | More by jjcote
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-01-2013 20:09:28 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Photo of Sparky44


4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-27-2013 00:27:44 | More by Sparky44
Photo of theGlasstronaut


4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-25-2013 21:11:22 | More by theGlasstronaut
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-25-2013 17:43:43 | More by SalukiAlum
Photo of barleywinefiend


3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured a cloudy yet golden in color with good carbonation presenting, very thick, nice white cap. Lots of lacing and bubbles on this after a few sips.

S : BIG trpoical fruit nose; truckloads of fresh mangos, pineapples, guava and oranges with some yeastiness, light spice, Earth, hay ...needless to say, very nice nose.

T : Initial bit of tropical fruit and citrus and that pretty much persists but very tame, especially after such a big nose. A little bit of spice comes to play with some Earthiness. The finish is sweet, rather dry, refreshing and "juicy".

M: Light-medium body, well carbonated for the style, a bit fo sweetness and little warmth on the palate and mouthfeel along with all of the traditional style characteristics.

O: Nice, unique and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 14:43:13 | More by barleywinefiend
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

02-27-2013 02:45:14 | More by carteravebrew
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-06-2013 23:00:29 | More by Haybeerman
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-02-2013 16:54:43 | More by jbear68
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4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Given my personal impression and the hype I had heard on this beer, I am surprised that this beer is not ranked higher than it is.

I was given a 750 mL bottle from a coworker here in Boulder and poured it into a ,25 L Leffe glass.

After pouring a thick head, it thinned out but never dissipated. It is a beautiful, tranlucent copper- gold in colour.

The smell is mellow citrus, not unlike some punches I've had in the past.

While the saison flavour is certainly still pronounced (esp. in aftertaste), it is well rounded with a sweet, fruity taste and a extremely smooth mouthfeel.

Overall, I am very happy with this beer and would happily drink it again. It is a wonderful rendition of the style... and just next door for us CO beer drinkers!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 08:30:07 | More by iannutter
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-29-2013 19:42:22 | More by brandoman63
Photo of Treebs


4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. Thank to pmoney for the share.

A: Pours a deep hazy amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly with great head retention. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass.

S: Spicy yeast notes and big citrus orange juice dominate the nose. A banana bread-like sweetness takes over on the backend.

T: Spicy Belgian yeast. Fruity esters with a light banana presence and a ton of orange juice pulp flavor. Some light musty notes and a touch of grainy malt sweetness. Orange zest with some mineral-like qualities to the finish.

M: Sweet and musty finish with a medium light body. Drying finish with a medium carbonation level.

O: I enjoyed the juicy and zesty-like qualities of this one. I'd definitely try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 19:32:46 | More by Treebs
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-28-2013 16:07:45 | More by pmoney
Photo of smakawhat


4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into an official FunkWerks globe glass.

Another great looker of a beer. An absolute orb glowing apricot body, with a middle column of small carbonation in the middle. Head rises tall, and forms such a big fluffy soapy shampoo white, mostly pinhead, and hangs and clumps on for ages. Giant clumps of white chunks and goodness. Fairly big bubbled collar also. Hot sex in a glass.

Nose is filled with a subtle sense of fruit, but also a light brett. Very dry. Hints of tropical mango and peach, spiced black pepper. Very dry, crisp and nicely balanced.

Palate hits with a lot of pepper spice. A good mix of brett like heat, peaches and fruit rush in the mid palate. Clean and dry with wonderful lively carbonation. Mild fruit character warms and comes a bit after some time but get taken over. Wonderful area spice and pepper brett combination character, downplaying some of the fruit hints. The peppery finish just goes on forever with a wonderful hint of herbal mint as it warms. Huge menthol character no doubt from the ginger (comes off more like mint to me).

If the fruit were just to pop out a bit on the palate and last then this would be just incredible. Either way it's just a fantastic beer and I am finishing this bottle in nothing flat.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 16:27:56 | More by smakawhat
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-27-2013 04:34:08 | More by MinorThreat
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-19-2013 01:15:32 | More by steamboatbrewer
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-10-2013 05:19:52 | More by Jason
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-01-2013 21:28:42 | More by koopa
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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

12-20-2012 10:44:05 | More by Jellopants356


4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-17-2012 06:25:57 | More by GOGRANDE
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-06-2012 14:15:28 | More by SourAddict
Tropic King from Funkwerks
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